Conversations

Jane Kamensky
Libraries

Talking Punk Rock at Schlesinger Library

Hothead Paisan, Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist, isn’t your everyday comic-book hero. And “Altered Gazes,” the Schlesinger Library exhibition in which this 1991 comic is featured, is not your everyday collection.

harvard art museums
Conversations

Beautiful Little Worlds: Harvard's Window into the Dutch Golden Age

“The Dutch tradition and the drawings are especially apt to open up immediately and viscerally this relationship between the observer and the observed, and opens itself to life, the social order, and the natural order at precisely a time when Holland was at the forefront of the Enlightenment.”

Khalil Abdur-Rashid
Religion

A Conversation with Harvard’s First Muslim Chaplain

From the Fifteen Minute Magazine: Khalil Abdur-Rashid is four months into his role as the first full-time Muslim chaplain at Harvard University.

Will MacArthur
Conversations

Electoral College

Will H. MacArthur ’20 was one of two sophomores who ran in Cambridge’s recent municipal election; Nadya T. Okamoto ’20 ran for a seat on Cambridge’s City Council. Her campaign, too, was unsuccessful.

Grolier Poetry Book Shop
Poetry

90 Years Of Grolier

​Behind a creaky door lies nearly a century of poetic history: The Grolier Poetry Book Shop has been an integral part of the Harvard Square community since 1927, making it the oldest continuously-run poetry shop in the US.

Avi Loeb
Astronomy

Breakthrough Starshot

I warn him that I study history, but he is encouraging. “Well, history begins with the big bang.”

A herd? Maybe?
Conversations

A herd? Maybe?

Some mammoths.

A herd? Maybe?
Conversations

Bring Back The Mammoth

I didn’t really expect that this project, which is honestly one percent of my lab, would get more attention than the rest put together, which is fine. You want to engage the public on whatever aspect of science they won’t deny.

Steph Burt
English

Hey Professor: Science Fictional Future

We need ways to imagine a future that is different from the present, because the present isn't really working out all that well and because we would like the future to be different.

Jacqueline Epstein's Tattoo
Conversations

It Takes Two: The Future of Tattoos

People want to be able to understand themselves by just looking at their bodies, rather than stabbing a needle somewhere or having to wear a device all the time.

rupikaur
Poetry

Fifteen Minutes with Rupi Kaur

Indeed, Kaur has established herself as a very political figure. She often writes about the immigrant experience and current events, but has also stirred controversy writing about experiences that are not entirely her own.

Food and Drink

Techno-HUDS: College Dining in the Digital Age

HUDS knows when and what you're going to eat tonight.

Detroit
Conversations

Small Towns, Big Ideas: Jamie Piltch and The Citizen's Story

For every person I interview or feature on my blog, if they think about citizenship just a little bit more, then I think I’ve done something good; I’ve helped people feel more connected in some way.

Freshmen

The Ties that Bind: Welcoming Freshmen into House Life

For some first-year students, the transition to House life is difficult. The Houses are larger than most freshman dorms, and further from the Yard. Most importantly, they can be intimidating.

Marilyn Monroe
Theater

Warhol's Next Fifteen Minutes

In many ways, “WarholCapote” is the show that never was. The play, based on a collection of long-forgotten tape recordings of conversations between Warhol and Capote, reveals the iconic duo’s unrealized hopes of creating a Broadway play together.